1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Physotrichia Hiern
      1. Physotrichia longiradiatum H.Wolff

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo.

    [FZ]

    Umbelliferae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Erect, glabrous biennial or perennial herbs 1–1·25 m.
    Roots
    Rootstock woody, stem terete with fine regular grooves.
    Stem
    Stems leafy, the leaves at the base of the stem smaller than those at middle levels.
    Leaves
    Leaves (2)3–6(10) cm. long, somewhat irregularly 2-ternate to 2-pinnatifid.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 1–3 cm. long, linear, entire, tapering gradually to the apex; petioles subterete, lamina sometimes extending to form a wing on the rhachis.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels terminal and lateral, the terminal ones somewhat irregular with c. 10 wiry wide-spreading rays 3–10 cm. long. Bracts several, irregular, linear or occasionally with traces of pinnatifid lobes; bracteoles c. 2 mm. long, linear, subulate, both probably caducous. Partial umbels with 6–15 flowers, on wiry pedicels 10–22 mm. long (elongating at maturity).
    Flowers
    Calyx teeth present and more or less persistent, minute, broadly triangular; petals yellowish-green, with an inflexed apex.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 5 × 2 mm., obovoid, slightly laterally compressed; ribs rounded and quite conspicuous.
    Vittae
    Vittae well developed, 1 in each interval and 2 in the commissural face.
    Seeds
    Seed pentagonal in section, very slightly concave on the commissural face; carpophore not known.

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    Distribution

    Physotrichia longiradiatum H.Wolff appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    T.K. [2669], Zaïre Aframmi longiradiatum K000310825

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 48: 274 (1912)

    Accepted by

    • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0